Jobs I've Tried

@saundyl (9690)
Canada
December 2, 2012 1:32pm CST
Saw a neat post on someone's blog about all the different things they've done before their current job/career. I was actually quite amazed that this person could remember what they got paid for their jobs - there were quite a few. I remember what I've done but not what i got paid. I think theres even a few things that i've tried that i cant remember In no particular order I've been: A Babysitter A Farm hand A Figure skating Assistant instructor A Figure skating instructor A Waitress Recess Supervisor Farm Safety Presenter Provincial Park Maintenance Crew member Stock Clerk Home care provider - lasted two weeks and went to babysit for someone for the summer instead Computer Technician/ Network Administrator Major Case Management Intern Research Assistant Front Desk Clerk Mystery shopper - periodic. Office administrator Looking at what I've done I'm not afraid to try new things or learn something new. I did try working at Subway as a "Sandwich artist" but due to allergies to shellfish i didnt even work more than 3 shifts. I dont know if i should count things like mylot or things online i've considered "Fun money" not a job. What sorts of jobs have you tried? What would you count as a job?
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@sacmom (14315)
• United States
27 Jan 13
I've tried a few different jobs. Since it's such a small list I can put them in order. LOL Caregiver Kennel Attendant Mail Carrier Distribution Associate (AKA mail clerk) I've also been a stay at home mom for several years. That in itself is a job. Too bad it doesn't pay like one. By the way, there are plenty of jobs that I consider jobs. Even an odd job like babysitting and mowing lawns is a job. Unfortunately not everyone sees it as such. Happy mylotting!
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@saundyl (9690)
• Canada
7 Feb 13
I consider odd jobs like babysitting and lawn mowing jobs too. Even things like mystery shopping or taking part in a focus group are a "job" to me.
@ZoeJoy (1395)
• United States
4 Dec 12
What do you want to do? This person who has this long list of jobs must be an old person or a person that counted every little job he/she did as a teenager, etc. I would not compare yourself with this person. I was a stay-at-home mom, I count that as a job, even though I didn't get paid monetarily for that job. Now, I want to be able to earn an online income, so I do count MyLot as my job, as I work at it. I have learned that I can write and perhaps, it will lead to a better paying online work. So, again, what do you want to do to earn money or for a career. One of my goals in life is to be able to help others earn online, especially those people who can't work outside their homes, such as the disabled or mothers with babies. If I can help others earn a little extra with MyLots, I think that is a worth goal.
@saundyl (9690)
• Canada
17 Dec 12
The jobs i listed are mine. Counting what you did as a teenager is still work experience...esp when it lasts more than a month. I am doing what i want to do...and anything i tried has been something i wanted to do or try at the time or i never would have done it.
• Philippines
3 Dec 12
My official definition of a job is anything that I do that promises e money as a return. Anything that I do otherwise is considered a chore or leisure. I have been a writer, which also {includes editor and rewriter} for the longest even though I am starting to doubt whether I should continue, a tutor, a teacher, and a housekeeper, In the future,i want to be a business owner but that will happen only if cash starts coming in. Regarding mylot,I consider it a job but often than not, a distraction from the mundane existence I call life. It's fun, legit although sometimes i wish I could earn more from this site.
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@saundyl (9690)
• Canada
17 Dec 12
I like that definition. I find mylot more of a distraction that a true earning. Its fun money when i do cash out.
@mbud80 (115)
• Indonesia
3 Dec 12
- Factory as an opertor - Quality Insurance - Martial art instructure - Cake Decorator - Supervsor - Internet Cafe Operator - Trader Forex someday I wish I can earn by writing :D
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@saundyl (9690)
• Canada
17 Dec 12
What is a trader forex?
@natliegleb (5184)
• India
3 Dec 12
you certainly did try n no of jobs with shortime right from desk jobs to babysitting and put in more effort and you will surely get a good basic level job
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@saundyl (9690)
• Canada
17 Dec 12
I wouldnt say thats a lack of effort. By the way those jobs are over the course of about 17 years not a couple years. And my position as an office administrator now...is not just "basic"
@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
3 Dec 12
Hhhhmmmm... let me see... 1. Service Crew (fast food) 2. Cashier (fast food) 3. Service Crew (different fast food) 4. Filipino Tutor (Korean student) 5. Teacher (High School) 6. College Intructor 7. Accounting staff 8. Airport xray machine operator 9. Airport security 10. House sitter 11. Cat sitter 12. Teacher again 13. Real Estate Agent 14. Real Estate Broker 15. Executive Assistant 16. Mystery Shopper 17. College Instructor I don't know if i forgot something... but next year... hopefully... i will be teaching full time... again...
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@saundyl (9690)
• Canada
17 Dec 12
Airport security? Wow. I bet that could get stressful!
• United States
2 Dec 12
Saundyl, what a cool post/question. Let's see: Sales associate at a small juniors clothing store Shoe seller at a kids department store Grocery store cashier Secretary at the media arts dept at my college Library clerk Pharmacy tech
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@saundyl (9690)
• Canada
3 Dec 12
Thats a cool mix of professions!
@subhojit10 (7382)
• India
2 Dec 12
Thanks a ton for sharing this discussion. Well i am glad to know that u have tried so many professions so far in your life and i am quite amazed to hear this because i have never realized that a person can play so many roles at different times. I think more importantly, whichever job u are into, we should always enjoy it and take it as a challenge and give it all our best efforts just as u have done. i think here on mylot u can also take it as a profession just as many are doing it. What say?
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@saundyl (9690)
• Canada
3 Dec 12
i think there are alot of people who work jobs they hate and arent really happy
@aabuda (1729)
• Philippines
4 Dec 12
Wow. I am so bow on you. You have already done what you have to do in your lifetime! Congrats! I have never matched all of what you have done!
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